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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah - thanks. As you can see from my reply to...

Ah - thanks. As you can see from my reply to Jerry, I hadn't read this yet. So it uses the pair of height speakers above and to either side of the stage, to phantom-image with the center speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I entirely agree. I just wondered how it actually...

I entirely agree. I just wondered how it actually 'lifts' the dialog. Normally, to phantom image one would assume two speakers working together, similar to L&R in a stereo pair. But with a center...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How does that work? I have always liked Yamaha...

How does that work? I have always liked Yamaha gear but it is years since I owned any? We're OT so please PM me if you wish.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-01-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
ROTFLMAO. That is the longest explanation of how...

ROTFLMAO. That is the longest explanation of how to plug in a hard drive in the history of the Internet. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am using 2V - never heard any crackle.

I am using 2V - never heard any crackle.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No worries. Already forgotten. :)

No worries. Already forgotten. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 03:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'd be happy to. I watch a movie almost every day...

I'd be happy to. I watch a movie almost every day (-5dB from Reference) and I have never heard any 'crackling' sounds at all on any of them.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 03:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I would agree with you too, if the Heights are...

I would agree with you too, if the Heights are forward of the listening position where our hearing is keenest. Currently, all the surrounds, whether on the ceiling or on the floor, handle mostly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Never heard any crackle here.

Never heard any crackle here.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 03:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Concurred. To the OP's point: yes, it is...

Concurred. To the OP's point: yes, it is definitely worthwhile to use Atmos with only 2 surround speakers. Atmos made perhaps the biggest single difference in sound in my HT ever - maybe other than...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-30-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Two words: Chris Nolan ;)

Two words: Chris Nolan ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. Yes, it is a rare movie that has no merit...

Thanks. Yes, it is a rare movie that has no merit whatsoever. And I am sure it will be better than Bowling Balls :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2015, 03:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In addition to the other replies you have...

In addition to the other replies you have received, I would add one thing: if you think you might ever extend your system to include the new sound formats of Atmos and DTS:X (which utilise overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2015, 02:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I haven't seen it yet, so I am only speculating,...

I haven't seen it yet, so I am only speculating, but it is a rare movie that has no positive attributes at all. So when you saw this movie, you found that the cinematography, the editing, the score,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-30-2015, 02:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is clearly important that if you have two subs...

It is clearly important that if you have two subs that they are in phase with each other or there will be cancellation. I had exactly the same experience as you did when I had my SVS PC12 NSD subs....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Almost. What I do often say is that there is...

Almost. What I do often say is that there is often more to appreciate than just the story or plot. I can watch a thoroughly bad movie and still enjoy the score, or the editing, or the cinematography...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That would be my advice - then ask here for...

That would be my advice - then ask here for clarification of anything you are unsure of. It might also be worth looking at the first page of the thread where there are some good links.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 03:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In the scientific communities you have worked in,...

In the scientific communities you have worked in, when someone makes a claim, are they not expected to provide evidence to substantiate the claim? Or do they simply present the claim and then expect...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm sorry you had such poor experiences from the...

I'm sorry you had such poor experiences from the 4520. It isn’t the experience that most people have had, so it's possible, I guess, that you received two faulty units in a row, which is bad luck and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 03:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Allan has a full 11.2.4 system, uses the 88A and...

Allan has a full 11.2.4 system, uses the 88A and has no EQ on his overheads at all. How does it sound? Freakin' amazing! Worth giving him a call to discuss it. (I got my unit from Ricky but haven't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 02:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can see no validity whatsoever in comparing one...

I can see no validity whatsoever in comparing one movie mixed in Auro and another, different movie mixed in Atmos, and then coming to the conclusion that one format is better than the other! Compare...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mine are dual concentrics as it happens, so point...

Mine are dual concentrics as it happens, so point taken.



Oh yes.



Not sure. I have never had Wides so can’t say from experience how much they contribute. My feeling is that if they are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I would say that everyone needs to decide for...

I would say that everyone needs to decide for themselves, but I am happy to have my 5 listener level speakers EQd plus 2 of the 4 overheads (and the subs of course). I would try it and see - you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-28-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I've been using DSU since the first day that...

I've been using DSU since the first day that Atmos AVRs were available to buy. I have a 5.2.4 configuration with on-ceiling overhead speakers. I would say that the experience tends more to the 'blow...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That has certainly been my experience. The whole...

That has certainly been my experience. The whole soundstage has more clarity, with improved imaging. Speakers have gone - totally gone, to be replaced just by 'sound' coming from precisely where it...
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